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These are the latest music quizzes available on our newest site, amIwrong that will appeal to 90's fanatics.

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Top Ten Albums List by Grungist
  • 10. Smashing pumpkins, "Mellon collie and the infinite sadness"
    I think this was their last good album before billy corgan sold out (and that he did) but this was a great cd "zero" and "bullet with butterfly wings" are the reigning champs for best songs on this stellar album.
  • 9. Nirvana, "In Utero"
    I personally feel nirvana was highly overrated, especially their "best album nevermind" (even kurt cobain hated it) but I feel this album showed what kurt Dave and kris were all about, since I'm not a huge nirvana fan my favorite song from this album is their most popular song from the album "heart shaped box"
  • 8. Tool, "Aniema"
    I'm actually not a big tool fan, always preferred a perfect circle but this is a very good album and Maynard James Keenan proves he deserves to be recognized as one of the best rock singers of the last 25 years.
  • 7. Stone temple pilots, "Core"
    I always hated the name of the band that I find myself often reffering to them as "STP" as opposed to stone temple pilots, but as stupid as I think the name of the band is the music they produce is the exact opposite, Scott weiland may be referred to by some as a "vedder clone" but I feel Scott's vocals blow eddies out of the water "sex type thing" proves it.
  • 6. Eminem, "Slim Shady LP"
    Yeah I like rap a little bit, I never got into 2pac or biggie to give them props in a top 10 but I happened to like eminem back in the day, this being my personal favorite, as well as my favorite rap album from the 90s
  • 5. Mad Season, "Above"
    Another album people easily forget, more of a bluesy, super rock band, fronted by layne staley, and members of other grunge bands, they put out some of the most emotional/beautiful songs I've ever heard, something that people truly should not forget
  • 4. Mother Love Bone, "Mother Love Bone"
    It's a shame this was the only album they put out, with the unfortunate death of talented singer Andrew wood, it makes me upset because if he didn't die pearl jam wouldn't exist (good thing in my book)
  • 3. Pantera, "Vulgar Display of Power"
    I feel they didn't get enough love on here, but seriously you can't deny dime bag as well as the intense vocals delivered by Phil anselmo, you want to rock out to something before a fight or a hockey game give "live in a hole" a spin.
  • 2. Soundgarden, "Superunknown"
    Honestly i would have put an alice in chains album here but I didn't want to flood the top 5 with albums from the same artist, but that doesn't degrade superunknown from being a work of art, most people only like to talk about "black hole sun" as the best song on the album, but my personal favorites are "fell on black days" "mailman" and "spoon man" great album Cornell is without a doubt the 2nd best singer ever (behind Layne Staley) in my opinion.
  • 1. Alice in Chains, "Dirt"
    I shouldn't have to explain this one, this album changed my life and is to me the most influential albums of the 90s, Layne was not only the best rock singer ever, but also one of the most powerful, emotional and best singers of all time. Favorite songs include "Angry Chair" "Dirt" "Would?" And "Rain when I die".
If I had my way I would put as my top 5 in order: Dirt, Self-titled, jar of flies, facelift, and sap. Yes they are all Alice In Chains albums but what can I say that's my favorite band and I feel the most underrated band of the last 25 years. Pearl jam gets dishonorable mention for being front runners (just trying to fit in with other Seattle bands, look it up) and the album nevermind fits in the overrated category along with rage against the machine, it's funny I've noticed a lot of "huge" nirvana fans only name their hit singles (smells like teen spirit, come as you are, lithium, heart shaped box) when asked their favorite nirvana songs and these are the people who claim nirvana as the best band of the 90s, ha, 3-7 songs don't make a band great, I can every song from every AiC album in order because there's only maybe 2 songs I don't like by them (nothing song, swing on this) everything else ranges from a 7.5 out of 10 to a 10 out of 10. Layne was a far better singer than kurt, kurt even admitted that in an interview. I hate British bands that came after 1980 so oasis and radiohead get no love from this guy.
Added to the site on April 26, 2013
Top Ten Albums List by Justin C.
  • 10. Megadeth, "Countdown To Extinction"
    This album was one of the best selling releases of the 90's for its scene. Rolling Stone wrote that had this album been released before Metallica's self-titled(Black) album, the two band's fame levels would have been reversed.
  • 9. Smashing Pumpkins, "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"
    What is there to say about this album or this band? Never a disappointment.
  • 8. Porcupine Tree, "The Sky Moves Sideways"
    A very overlooked band fronted by Steven Wilson, an absolutely brilliant musician, writer and producer.
  • 7. Nine Inch Nails, "Downward Spiral"
    Music had to go somewhere after the death of grunge, and unlike many distorted alternative acts that rose up, Nine Inch Nails came bearing their own variation of rock music with new wave synths.
  • 6. Alice In Chains, "Alice In Chains"
    The self-titled 1995 release by the heavy hitting grunge act was most famous for the three-legged dog on the cover that got it the fan name tripod. This album was to me the most passionate of the groups albums, that I attribute to Layne Staley's ongoing fight with addiction and the toll it had taken by this point.
  • 5. Soundgarden, "Superunkown"
    It's hard to not add an album by Soundgarden to a 90's list. If you lived in the same world I did, Chris Cornell's voice will forever be a symbol of the 90's.
  • 4. Wu-Tang Clan, "Enter The Wu-Tang"
    Who can forget Wu-Tang clan? The group's debut album. Pure energy from start to stop.
  • 3. Sublime, "Sublime"
    The most alternative of Sublime's albums, I believe this qualifies it most for the list, as I believe Alternative music is the biggest symbol of the 90's you'll find. The only surviving relic of the decade... Besides Bill Clinton.
  • 2. Third Eye Blind, "Third Eye Blind"
    The band's debut album. Who'll ever forget Semi-Charmed Life and Jumper. "I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend." is a line engrained in any child of the 90's mind.
  • 1. Pearl Jam, "Ten"
    Pearl Jam, not only is the best selling band of the 90's but their debut album, though slow to sell at first has gone Platinum 14 times since its release and all four singles that came from the album still survive and are played at events to this day.
To me the 90's were a time of narcolepsy. The youth bounced around like a Barenaked Ladies music video, upbeat sounds with lyrical undertones of sadness and confusion. Prozac and Ritalin swept the nation and much of the great musical talent never got the recognition they deserved due to a society that was allowed to stop caring.
Added to the site on April 26, 2013
Top Ten Albums List by Daniela
  • 10. Pearl Jam, "Ten"
    I'm not really into grunge, but this album is so great it makes me forget about all the stupid grunge movement that had to do with it. Highlights: Alive, Black, Jeremy, Deep.
  • 9. Blur, "Blur"
    for this album they had to make a complete change from the britpop genre, blur were expected to make a trash record... they were all wrong, Blur was back, and better than ever. Highlights: Beetlebum, Song 2, On Your Own, You're So Great, Death of a Party
  • 8. Oasis, "Definitely Maybe"
    Best Debut album in history, It just has so much energy it's incredible. Highlights: Rock n' Roll star, Live Forever, Supersonic, Cigarrates and Alcohol.
  • 7. Bjork, "Homogenic "
    I hated bjork, but this album completly changed my mind, Bjork is one of the most talented and creative persons of the 90s, the album is a mix of more than 5 genres, it's creative and mysterious. Highlights: Hunter, Joga, Bachelorette, All is full of love.
  • 6. Oasis, "Be Here Now"
    This album is the Sgt. Peppers of the 90s, Awesome album with most of the songs more than 5 minutes long, this album has increased in stature since it's realesed as it was critisised. Highlights: D' You Know What I mean? Stand By Me, Don't go away, All Around the world.
  • 5. Radiohed, "OK Computer"
    Radiohead completly went mad with this album, it is a very experimental album and is constantley voted as one of the best of all time, no doubt about it. Highlights: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, The Tourist.
  • 4. Blur, "The Great Escape"
    Blur where so famous at that moment, they where like a boy band, except with talent, but this record didn't stop them from keeping shining since parklife, The Universal is what makes the whole record excell in its beauty. Highlights: Country House, Best Days, The Universal, Charmless Man, Yuko and Hiro.
  • 3. The Verve, "Urban Hymns "
    The Verve is considered to be a One hit wonder with bittersweet Symphony, but this album just proved that theory false, The Verve has always been underrated, this album just defines everything they ever did. Highlights: Bitter Sweet symphony, the drugs don't work, Lucky Man, Come On (Liam Gallagher on backing vocals, just genius)
  • 2. Oasis, "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?"
    Everyone know this album, the most comercially succesful of the 90s to date. Oasis in this album really proved they could be something BIG, This album just proves why I love the 90s. Highlights: Don't Look Back in Anger, Some Might say, Cast no shadow, Champagne supernova.
  • 1. Blur, "13"
    At first this album seemed to be the low point of blur, but this album is a huge grower, you listen to it more than once and it will grow so much on you, Blur is one of the greatest bands in history. Highlights: Tender, Coffee and Tv, Battle, Caramel, No Distance Left to Run.
I love Blur, it was a hard decision putting only 3 albums from them, Modern Life is Rubbish and Parklife are excellent records but I feel like the ones I selected have a special place in my heart.
Added to the site on April 26, 2013
Korn, ""Korn"" (1994)
Nobody can deny that Korn is one of the angriest bands to ever grace the airwaves and MTV and it all started with this album. The sheer force of the music, the underlying angst in the anger and Jonathan's iconic use of bagpipes in heavy metal make this an album to remember. It's definitely rooted a spot as one of my all-time favorites.
Submitted by Lauren. Added to the site on April 26, 2013
Tears For Fears, "Elemental" (1993)
They were a duo throughout the 80s. After their tour ended in 1990 Curt Smith left. Roland Orzabal was left to carry on the business. He released two albums under the name Tears for Fears in the 90s. 1995's Raoul and the Kings of Spain being the other. The best section of the album is the opening three tracks in my opinion. The only major hit was "Break it Down Again". "Cold" was a minor hit in England. "Goodnight Song" got airplay on Top 40 stations in the US. Title track "Elemental" and its b-side "New Star" got a little bit of airplay on Rock radio thanks in part I believe to KROQ. Tracks: 1. Elemental 5/5 2. Cold (UK #72) 5/5 3. Break it Down Again (US #25, UK#20) 5/5 4. Mr. Pessimist 3.5/5 5. Dog's a Best Friend's Dog 4.5/5 6. Fish Out of Water 5/5 7. Gas Giants 3/5 8. Power 3.5/5 9. Brian Wilson Said 4/5 10. Goodnight Song (US #125) 4.5/5
Submitted by J. Added to the site on April 26, 2013
Kiss, "Psycho Circus" (1998)
I like this album for a number of reasons one being it's the first studio album with the original founders (Gene, Ace, Peter, and Paul)in 12 years in full make up and costumes. After the reuion in '96 Kiss decide to not only get back together and put the make up back on why stop there make a new album. Proofs my point "you wanted the best you got the best the hottest band in the world..... KISS.
Submitted by Brian Meek. Added to the site on June 24, 2012
Top Ten Albums List by Jess Hammy
  • 10. Eminem, "The Slim Shady LP"
    I still play this all the time.
  • 9. Alanis Morissette, "Jagged Little Pill"
    I love the whole "angry woman" thing she has going on there.. in "right through you" ..
  • 8. No Doubt, "Tragic Kingdom"
    This was a great album
  • 7. The Offspring, "Americana"
    This was an album I never got tired of!
  • 6. Bush, "Sixteen Stone"
    Everything on this album was great
  • 5. Korn, "Follow the Leader"
    Great stuff! I love how the first 14 tracks are blank. lol.
  • 4. Matchbox 20, "Yourself or Someone Like You"
    "Long Day" "Back to Good" "Real World" .. I don't think there was a bad song on this!
  • 3. Limp Bizkit, "Significant Other"
    "Nobody like you" "No Sex" "Rearranged" Awesome album.
  • 2. Incubus, "Make Yourself"
    "Privelege" is my all time favorite. "The Warmth" "Consequence" "Clean" all of them, really.
  • 1. Third Eye Blind, "Third Eye Blind"
    The best album ever! "I want you" "Jumper" "Losing a whole year" "Good for you" "Hows it gonna be" I can't choose ONE favorite!
I also loved Bone Thugs & Harmony - E 1999 Eternal, Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience, Eve 6 - Eve 6, Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP.. there is too many to list.
Added to the site on June 24, 2012
Top Ten Albums List by Jukka
  • 10. Third Eye Blind, "Blue"
    An amazing album by Third Eye Blind, which is not nearly as poppy as their first release. However, it is still amazing.
  • 9. Eve 6, "Eve 6"
    An amazing album put out by Eve 6. Sugar Ray, Eve 6, and Third Eye Blind are the main three bands that made up the nineties sound.
  • 8. Green Day, "Dookie"
    Possibly the best album that Green Day has put out. Every single song on this album is amazing without a doubt.
  • 7. Sugar Ray, "14:59"
    I heard this album when I was in elementary school and simply fell in love with it. It is really cheesy, but amazing at the same time
  • 6. Rage Against The Machine, "Rage Against The Machine"
    By far the heaviest and best album that Rage has ever put out.
  • 5. The Offspring, "Smash"
    One of the greatest Pop Punk albums of all time. It is simply amazing.
  • 4. Incubus, "Make Yourself"
    An album that really shows the versatility of Incubus.
  • 3. Weezer, "Weezer: Blue Album"
    An amazing alternative pop album. It has amazing songs like the sweater song.
  • 2. Third Eye Blind, "Third Eye Blind"
    The best cd that actually uses the sound of the nineties.
  • 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Californication"
    One of the best albums of all time.
All of these are my favorite bands and albums from the nineties because they simply rock.
Added to the site on June 24, 2012
Top Ten Albums List by Josh
  • 10. Nirvana, "Unplugged in new York "
    The best live performance ever
  • 9. Guns n roses, "Use your illusion II"
    Great album
  • 8. Guns n roses, "Use your illusion I "
    Probably their best album
  • 7. Pearl jam, "Ten"
    Great album with some awesome songs
  • 6. Bon jovi, "Cross road"
    Greatest hits from one of the greatest bands
  • 5. Green day, "Kerplunk"
    A awesome album before green day broke into the mainstream. Awesome song "2000 light years away" and "80"
  • 4. Foo fighters, "The colour and shape"
    Features one of the best songs ever writen " everlong" and "my hero"
  • 3. Blink 182, "Enema of the state"
    Very nice album with some awesome songs like "going away to college" and "what's my age again?"
  • 2. Nirvana, "Nevermind"
    The album that changed all music with songs like "smells like teen spirit" and "come as you are"
  • 1. Green day, "Dookie"
    Helped to bring punk into the mainstream. This is one of the best albums ever made. With hits songs like " when I come around" "she" and "having a blast"
Not just the best albums of the 90's but the best albums of all time
Added to the site on June 24, 2012
Top Ten Albums List by Liam
  • 10. Elliott Smith, "Eithor/Or"
    This is another great album from Mr. Smith. Unlike the self-titled one it has more electric instrumentation. My favorites are Alameda, No Name No. 5, Rose Parade and 2:45 AM.
  • 9. Elliott Smith, "Elliott Smith"
    Elliott Smith's self-titled second album. The most depressing, bleak, self-deprecating album I've ever heard. One of my favorite albums of all time. My favorites are Single File, Coming Up Roses, The Biggest Lie and Alphabet Town.
  • 8. Nirvana, "Nevermind"
    While this isn't my favorite Nirvana album (Bleach is) this is still a pretty good album. It is very nostalgic. Also.. Nevermind. My favorites are In Bloom, Lithium, Polly and Drain You
  • 7. Soundgarden, "Superunknown"
    Soundgarden's best album by far! Its weird because this album is more commercial sounding and radio friendly than Badmotorfinger and especially their first two. My favorites are Head Down, Black Hole Sun, The Day I Tried To Live and 4th Of July.
  • 6. Eazy-E, "It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa"
    I really don't listen to rap but this is just a great album. Not a single bad song! Only rap album I like and thats really saying something! My favorites are Still A Nigga, It's On, Exxtra Special Thankz and Down 2 Tha Last Roach.
  • 5. Stone Temple Pilots, "Purple"
    People always say that Core was their best but I disagree. This is an awesome grunge filled masterpiece! My favorites are Meatplow, Lounge Fly, Pretty Penny and Big Empty.
  • 4. Rage Against The Machine, "Rage Against The Machine"
    Very political. Very awesome. Parental Advisory sticker on the cover. Amazing. My favorites are Killing In The Name, Settle For Nothing, Wake Up and Fistful Of Steel.
  • 3. Alice In Chains, "Dirt"
    This album is probably one of the darkest albums released. Its dirty and sludgy and a lot of the songs are about drug addiction and depression. My favorites are Them Bones, Rain When I Die, Sickman and Hate To Feel.
  • 2. Smashing Pumpkins, "Siamese Dream"
    This is one of the most beautiful and depressing albums I've ever heard. It has an almost flawless tracklisting except for Silverfuck which I don't like very much. My favorites are Today, Rocket, Soma and Luna.
  • 1. Weezer, "Weezer (Blue Album)"
    One of the few albums with no bad songs. A lot of these songs are happy but some are sad songs disguised as happy songs. My favorites are Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, In The Garage and Only In Dreams.
This list is not my complete ten favorite albums ever. It is rather a list of ten albums of the of which I like listening to when I feel the mood is right.
Added to the site on June 24, 2012
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